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Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding Overhead in Jar with Metal Spoon

High Protein Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding

  • Author: Emily Cooper, RDN
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1-2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A recipe for dark chocolate lovers! This chia pudding is healthy enough for breakfast, and sweet enough for dessert! 


Units Scale
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder*
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa powder**
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips or cacao nibs (optional)


  1. In a resealable jar or bowl, add chia seeds, protein powder, cocoa powder, milk, vanilla, and maple syrup.
  2. Stir mixture until fully combined. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Top with chocolate chips or cacao nibs if using and enjoy.


*Protein powder optional. May want to add a little bit more cocoa powder for more chocolate flavor if not using.

**If not a fan of chocolate, use regular cocoa powder instead.

nutrition information estimated

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Rest time: 4 hours
  • Category: breakfast, snack
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: full recipe (no chocolate chips)
  • Calories: 544
  • Sugar: 23
  • Sodium: 208
  • Fat: 24
  • Saturated Fat: 2
  • Unsaturated Fat: 22
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 62
  • Fiber: 28
  • Protein: 31
  • Cholesterol: 20

Keywords: chocolate, chia, dessert, snack, breakfast, vegetarian